By Train to Manassas
— First Manassas Campaign —Here at Piedmont Station (now Delaplane) trains were used forthe first time in history to move troops to impending battle.On July 19, 1861 the fields surrounding this stop on theManassas Gap Railroad—which appeared then almost exactly asthey do today—were filled with thousands of volunteer soldiers, members of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate Army of the Shenandoah. A single steam locomotive was on hand to move the army to Manassas Junction, then threatened with Federal attack. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson's 1st Brigade, ordered here from their bivouac in the meadows just south of Paris, were loaded onto freight and cattle cars for the first transport, which took eight hours to cover the 30 miles to Manassas.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 246734 N 4311382|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91483333, -77.92105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.89', W 77° 55.263'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 53.40" N, 77° 55' 15.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3050-3098 State Rte 712, Delaplane VA 20144, US|
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